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How to plan sensitive and successful conversations

En español | In Module 1: The Meaning of Driving and Module 2: Observing Driving Skills you learned that before having conversations about limiting or stopping driving, you should talk with an older driver about his or her feelings about driving and take time to observe him or her while on the road.

In Module 3: Planning Conversations, you will learn how to begin having regular conversations that are appropriate and timely, starting with simple topics such as road conditions, driving in traffic or inclement weather, or your driver's health.

This module has three parts:

  • Overview of module topic
  • Practice what you've learned
  • Review what you've learned

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Did You Know?

Hearing sensitive information from the right person can make a difference for older drivers. Older adults have specific preferences for conversations about driving that vary based on several factors, such as:

  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Health

They typically prefer to speak confidentially about driving safety with someone they trust: spouses, adult children, friends and doctors.

The last person adults want to hear from is a police officer or government official.

 

Produced by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab.

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